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April Bankstown Poetry Slam ft JOSH Holms & Layla Mkh

  • Bankstown Arts Centre 5 Olympic Parade Bankstown, NSW, 2200 Australia (map)

The biggest damn slam in the country yet still an intimate night filled with passion and inspiration. Do not miss out on this month's slam featuring Gold Coast sensation Josh Holms and local poetess Layla Mkh.

Last month, the top 4 poets as judged by you won their spots for the Grand Slam 2017. If you want to take your poetry to the next level, sign your name up at 6:30pm for your chance to compete.

Also don't forget our new youth open mic, FLIP THE SCRIPT will be kicking off in the same space at 5pm.

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Supported by BYDS (Bankstown Youth Development Service) – the Bankstown Poetry Slam... is the largest regular poetry slam in the country. Like legit.

Rules for the poets:
- 3minutes to perform your piece, no props or music.
- Poem must be your original work
-5 Randomly selected members of the crowd will judge the performances.
-No age restrictions
- Semi- awesome prizes!
-Watermelon is bae
and its FREE for all!

Bios of this month's feature:
Josh Holms is a poet, conscious hip-hop artist and workshop facilitator. Josh takes his influences from old and fellow poets, hip hop artists and ancient texts.

Combining philosophy, vulnerability, story, political protest and raw expression Josh believes poetry to be a universal connector. Josh is the founder of Bigger Than Poetry on the Gold Coast, a regular MC at various events and also the 2015 winner of The Poetry Performance World Cup.

Bio of this month's supporting act:

If anyone has any questions please feel free to ask away or email

Earlier Event: April 25
Flip The Script Youth Open Mic
Later Event: April 29
Free Poetry Workshop with BPS!